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The evolution of real-time payments in North America | Editor’s picks

23rd February 2018

One of the largest and most significant projects in fintech that will come to fruition in 2018 is the Clearing House’s (TCH) new Real-Time Payments (RTP) network. bobsguide has been tracking developments and asking those on the front line to give their opinions on developments. Real-Time Payments adoption in the US: Potential risk or...
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The role of the regulator in enabling blockchain adoption

23rd February 2018

bobsguide sat down with CEO of Smart Valor and 'Bitcoin Queen' of Switzerland, Olga Feldmeier. Olga explicitly outlines the real use cases of blockchain and digital cryptography and how smarter regulation can promote innovation. She also predicts the roadmap to bank disintermediation in the next two to three years. Tell us about...
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How NatWest is using AI to restore customer trust

22nd February 2018

Dave Beach spoke to Joanne Smith, CEO of Recordsure, and Annamaria Jatta, Strategy and Innovation Leader at RBS, about how NatWest is piloting Recordsure’s AI technology in their telephony channels with GDPR and customer trust in mind. NatWest began successfully trialling the Recordsure compliance tool in June 2017 to improve and monitor...
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A comparison of portfolio and investment management systems for hedge funds

22nd February 2018

Hedge fund managers are finally embracing the opportunities generated by the evolution of tech solutions, according to a report released by EY late last year. More than half of hedge fund managers are now innovating to improve their operational efficiency and enhance their processes. With new technologies and hedge fund and portfolio management...
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IBM Global Head of Blockchain interview: The future of enterprise blockchains in financial services

21st February 2018

bobsguide caught up with Jason Kelley, Head of IBM’s Global Blockchain Services, at London Blockchain Week in January 2018. Jason shares his thoughts on ICO hype, what enterprises can reasonably expect from the ‘network of networks’, and how blockchain will be introduced to the enterprise market. IBM is well known as an...
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The 2018 Fintech conferences not to miss

20th February 2018

Conferencing is a key part of the fintech industry and the only way to stay up to date with the ever quickening pace of technological change in your sector.  This list provides you with all the dates, prices and event bios all in one, handy place. Be sure to bookmark this page as we will be updating when and where event information is...
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How Danske Bank uses third parties to clean data for GDPR | Analysis of the Deal

19th February 2018

bobsguide sat down with Marion Rybnikar, Head of Data at Danske Bank UK, and Stuart Harvey, CEO of Datactics, to discuss the monolithic task of data management in the face of GDPR and PSD2. Marion, tell me how one comes to be Head of Data at a major global bank. Marion Rybnikar (Danske Bank): I completed a Physics degree before...
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The top financial services and fintech collaborations of the year so far | Editor’s picks

16th February 2018

bobsguide rounds up our favourite case studies and collaborative interviews of 2018 to date. How BNY Mellon is leading the evolution of real-time payments in the US | Analysis of the deal Last month BNY Mellon and Volante Technologies announced that they had been collaborating to enable BNY Mellon to become the first bank to successfully...
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30 asset management software and solutions to watch in 2018

15th February 2018

bobsguide brings you some of the asset management solutions to look out for this year 1. FinchTech is a white label platform from TAM Asset Management. It’s a non-advised digital asset management system, designed to engage dormant clients lost to the Retail Distribution Review, while simultaneously enabling IFAs to compete with the...
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How BNY Mellon is leading the evolution of real-time payments in the US | Analysis of the deal

14th February 2018

Last month BNY Mellon and Volante Technologies announced that they had been collaborating to enable BNY Mellon to become the first bank to successfully originate a real-time payment over the Clearing House’s (TCH) new Real-Time Payments (RTP) network. bobsguide spoke with Vijay Oddiraju, CEO of Volante Technologies, and Carl Slabicki, the...